It’s natural to feel jealous from time to time, however it becomes problematic when it starts to consume your love life. Here are ways to overcome it.
Jealousy is common in romantic relationships. According to psychologist Robert Leahy, relationships can end because of jealousy conflits. Here’s how to deal with it.
It’s best to take a look at yourself and explore your own experiences. You need to acknowledge your jealousy first before you consult for help. According to PsychCentral.com, psychologist Kanthe Morelli suggests that you ask youself this question, “Do I have a pervasive feeling of emptines or lack of sel worth?”
Seek supportTalk to a therapist about your jealousy; maybe there’s more where that came from. It will help you understand why you feel the way you do so you can tackle the heart of the matter.
Talk to your partnerLet your partner know about your jealousy and what makes you worried without blaming him. For example, if his ex-girlfriend intimidates or worries you, your envy might genuine.
Assess your relationshipThe best way to overcome jealousy is to examine your relationship. Jealousy leads to conflict and that can affect your union. According to PsychCentral.com consider if your relationship is built on trust, respect and love and if your partner’s behaviour reflects his words.